On both the day of and the day after the Superbowl of Birding I was amazed at how the ducks, loons, and gulls (way maybe not so much with the gulls) were willing to go about their lives so close to people.  Some of the shots I got digiscoping with my Swarovski equipment have already been posted on my Superbowl round-up post but I wanted to save the loon shots for their own post.  Below are several shots of cooperative Common Loon (Gavia immer), known in Europe as the Great Northern Diver, in non-breeding plumage.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.